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Ring in 2017 in Style At Our New Year’s Eve Gala

Are you looking for a fancy party to attend on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2017 with style? The Lexington Medical Center Foundation and Women of Hope will host the first New Year’s Eve Gala on Saturday, December 31 at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center in downtown Columbia. This premiere, black tie event will give the community an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. And it benefits a great cause. Proceeds will fund the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s “Campaign for Clarity,” which is working toward providing 3-D mammography throughout Lexington Medical Center’s network of care.

The gala kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with guests enjoying a glass of champagne as they enter the party. Guests will enjoy a delicious variety of gourmet food and open bar and specialty drinks. Entertainment will include live music by The O’Kaysions, a local magician and a photo corner boutique. And, guests will have the opportunity to win premiere items such as women’s fine jewelry as well as vacation getaways with luxury accommodations.

galaAt midnight, guests will welcome the new year with a champagne toast and the party will continue until 1:00 a.m. The evening will end with hamburger sliders, French fries and milk shakes.

“We are looking forward to a fantastic evening welcoming 2017 and paving the way for 3-D Mammography to be available throughout Lexington Medical Center’s network of care,” said Amy Lanier, executive director of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “We are inspired by the generous support to date. Until we can find a cure for breast cancer, we will focus on providing the best technology to the people of our community.”

3-D mammography creates a group of three-dimensional pictures of the breast and allows doctors to view tissue one millimeter at a time, making tiny details visible earlier and easier. Studies have shown that 3-D mammography also reduces false positives and unnecessary callbacks for patients with dense breast tissue.

new-yearLexington Medical Center currently offers 3-D mammography at its Women’s Imaging location on the hospital campus in West Columbia and the Northeast Columbia location of Sandhills Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Part of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, Women of Hope members work together to benefit the health and wellness of women throughout our community. Open to all women in the Midlands, Women of Hope hosts special events and networking opportunities to raise awareness of critical health issues affecting women and their families.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.wohnewyearsevegala.com. This site will then direct guests to the block of rooms available at the Hilton Columbia Center, Hampton Inn – Vista, and Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown. If you have questions, call (803) 791-2540 or email the Foundation at LMCFoundation@lexhealth.org. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses, organizations and individuals are also available. All contributions are tax deductible.

Wine on the River 2016

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host the annual “Wine on the River” party at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Stone River on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. The event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.

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Food sponsors are Alodia’s, Blue Marlin, Bogarts, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Café, Edible Arrangements, Hudson’s Smokehouse, Nick’s House of Pizza, Schooner’s Bar and Grill, Tao Asian Fusion Cuisine, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and Whole Foods.

In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s giving circle that is part of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Established in 2011, Women of Hope identifies health issues in the Midlands and works to bring about positive change.  

Specifically, “Wine on the River” benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives for women and children. This year, “Wine on the River” proceeds will focus on programs and services for early detection of breast cancer.

Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000.
 
Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Medicine to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital diagnoses approximately 250 breast cancer patients each year, with a breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $40 in advance and $50 at the entrance. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or go to lmcfoundation.com and click on the Eventbrite link on that page. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price. There will also be a cash bar available.

Vineyard Sponsors for Wine on the River include Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP, Peralta Woodworks Inc. and Southern Urogynecology.

Lexington Medical Center Begins 2016 Partners Program

The annual Partners Program has started at Lexington Medical Center once again! Now in its 26th year, this program introduces some of Lexington County’s brightest high school students to a career in the health care industry.
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During their three-week session, students will rotate through three clinical areas in the mornings. They will participate in afternoon activities two days a week at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing, Midlands Technical College’s surgical technician program and LMC Extended Care.

The Partners Program continues to be a popular program with Lexington County students and hospital staff. In fact, several hospital employees participated in the program when they attended high school.

Supported by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, this year’s Partners Program received more than 100 applications. The students went through a rigorous interview process with a written application and an interview with a panel of hospital staff members.

At the end of the program, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation will award a rising senior from each Lexington County high school and one rising senior from home/private schools with a $1,000 book scholarship for their freshman year of college.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation thanks the South Carolina National Safety Council, NORD Family Foundation, Colonial Life and Women of Hope for supporting the 2016 Partners Program.

Congratulations to this year’s Partners Program participants.

Rachel Katherine Abbott
Marlayna Carolyne Ash
Elizabeth Sarah Bear
Clayton Thomas Bellinger
Laura Olivia Blankenbeckler
Paige Frances Borcky
Richard Lenair Bozard
Samantha Elizabeth Brasher
Brogan Jean Brown
Molly Elizabeth Burns
Kathleen Gonzalez Chin
Candace McKenzie Collins
Lindsey Elizabeth Collins
Nina Daneshuar
Caroline Grace Denise
Karina Pallav Desai
Olivia Rose Fladung
Chase Mills Floyd
Morgan Grace Franklin
Marla Ann Frick
Macie Reagan Goodman
Alexandria Faith Grant
Cheyenne Elizabeth Harrison
Anna-Kate Henderson
Caroline Danae Hess
Cassidy Taryn Huggins
Louisa Elizabeth Hunter
Lilly Marie Inabinett
Ashley Marie Jacoby
Jacob David Kobus
Mary Melissa Lightsey
Caroline Elizabeth Magyar
Payton Douglas Mahan
Nathan Eric Matzko
Madison Nicole McCarty
Cheyenne Nicole McCune
Elizabeth Marian Melson
Robert Colton Metcalfe
Xeerak Agha Muhammad
Christina Marie Oswald
Johnny Marion (Tripp) Owen
Avish Yashmin Patel
Gauri Patel
Mitesh Satish Patel
Ratna Mimansu Patel
Lila Dixon Patterson
Aman Amit Pitalia
Aleigha Breann Pound
Alia Rahman
Reagan Reynolds
Morgan Corrine Riegel
Kathryn Elisabeth Root
Lindsey Jean Scott
Katelyn Elene Sease
Lindsay C Shealy
Alexandra Grace Stritt
Brittany Lynn Valdario
Erin Nicole Walker
Sara Jayne Wint
Cooper Thomas Woodham
Kellie Ann Wooten